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Age-friendly Business District

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Friendly to all ages

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street has been working closely with the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission to create an Age-Friendly Business District–one that is friendly to all types of people and all ages.

The first phase of the project is to train and certify businesses in customer service for older adults and those living with dementia and to analyze physical layouts in their store-front businesses so that they are all inclusive. These certified businesses will have taken proactive measures to be inclusive to older adults and those with dementia. The second phase of the project will be to analyze public infrastructure in the district (crosswalks, signals, sidewalks, ramps, lighting, etc.) and take steps to ensure safety and comfort of residents, visitors, and shoppers.


To date, the Age Strong Commission has certified 12 businesses in the Hyde Jackson Square Main Street district. A list of certified businesses and their locations can be found below:

If you have any suggestions for this project or for the above businesses to provide excellent service and amenities, please contact us at or 617-522-3694.

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